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Wallace Shot / Bremer Charged #222967

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(Studio) Man accused of shooting Governor Wallace, 21-yr.-old Arthur Bremer, held under tight security outside Baltimore, MD.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Towson, MD) Activities continue normally at Baltimore County jail despite presence of publicized prisoner. Bremer arraigned on charges of violating Federal code in wounding Governor Wallace and Federal agent Zarvos. Normal security bolstered with addition of FBI agents and Federal marshals. Wednesday, Bremer will be returned to Fed court in Baltimore, MD, for pre-trial examination. For initial hearing, Bremer was handcuffed and heavily guarded. Says his net worth is less than $200; requests attorney be provided by ACLU. Bond set at $200,000. Bremer then whisked out of court house through back of building Guards won't discuss prisoner. Memory of Jack Ruby's assault on Lee Harvey Oswald still fresh.
REPORTER: Hal Walker Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Bremer charged under Federal Civil Rights Act of 1968, of interfering with candidate seeking elected office, and with assault of Federal officer, Secret Serviceman who was wounded. 10 year prison sentence on each charge, life imprisonment if death occurs. Bremer had been following Wallace for some time. police in Kalamazoo, Michigan, questioned him before Wallace rally Saturday (Wheaton, MD) Bremer appeared at another Maryland rally yesterday and appears in film.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:02:50

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